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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush makes a statement on North Korea (White House, 7:30 a.m.), delivers remarks to the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast (J.W. Marriott Hotel, 8:30 a.m.) and addresses the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives National Conference. (Omni Shoreham Hotel, 1 p.m.)

• Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steven Preston and Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer also deliver remarks at the conference. (8:55 a.m., 9:25 a.m. and noon, respectively)


• Later, the president welcomes the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan. (Camp David, 4 p.m.)

• Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff takes part in the Heritage Foundation's discussion, "Homeland Security, Privacy and Civil Liberties: A Five Year Review." (Heritage Foundation, 11 a.m.)

• The Senate meets at 9:30 a.m. to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.6304, the "FISA Amendments Act of 2008."


• The House meets at 10 a.m. to consider H.R.6052, the "Saving Energy Through Public Transportation Act of 2008."

• Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., delivers remarks to the American Nurses Association House of Delegates Convention. (Washington Hilton, 9:30 a.m.)

• Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Sens. Jim Webb, D-Va., Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., John Warner, R-Va., and Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., hold a news conference discuss efforts to pass a GI Bill for post-9/11 veterans. (S-207, 10:15 a.m.)

• Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and other Republican senators take part in a news conference on the Senate GOP's new energy plan. (Upper Senate Park, 10:30 a.m.)


• Reps. John Larson, D-Conn., Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., Joe Courtney, D-Conn., Baron Hill, D-Ind., and Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., participate in a news conference to introduce oil speculation legislation. (Cannon Terrace, 12:30 p.m.)

• House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., John Sarbanes, D-Md., and Donna Edwards, D-Md., honor survivors of torture to mark the U.N. International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. (H-137, 11 a.m.)

• Sens. Lautenberg and Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Sander Levin, D-Mich., and Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., host a news conference to denounce Sen. John McCain's vote to continue trading with Iran. (Stuart Mott House, 11:45 a.m.)

• Details on these and other events are available in today's Daybook.

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